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    Re: who do you use to publish your books?

    My feeling exactly!
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    Re: Wehman - front shift

    I use a Wehman, and find no need to change the single knob. It does take some concentration to both swing and shift, but I do so while watching the GG.
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    Re: handling precautions?

    don't!!!
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    Oriental VC-CLS enlarger head

    The fan in my VC-CLS has quit. Other than that all is fine until the unit gets hot. Then it goes haywire.
    I have a spare fan, in fact 2 of them.
    Does anyone know how to remove the case so the fan...
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    Re: Taking a class and now totally baffled

    This is a good start, BUT will not give you appropriate skin tones. Development will not give you appropriate skin tones if your exposure is not correct .Since you need contrast,switch to FP4+. Take...
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    Re: handling precautions?

    A very good answer. Knowledge, careful handling and common sense are the basic tools necessary to prevent personal contamination from most photo chemicals. When I began my log journey through...
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    Re: who do you use to publish your books?

    I have "published" two books. One by blurb, which when i saw the poor image quality of the first xcopy, I withdrew.I must add that I Have seen many digital "fine art" images. Only those of one well...
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    Re: Developer capacity, D-23, and dilution

    I am really happy to get a copy of this booklet. I Have worked from memory for a lot of years wishing I had one to back up my 91 year old memories.
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    Re: Filthy Flange - possibilities.

    count your blessings that you won the biddiig.
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    Re: Developer capacity, D-23, and dilution

    One excellent use I don;t see mentioned in this thread, replenishment.
    At the college we used to have a nitrogen burst system for 4x5. A line was painted on the tank for developer indicating proper...
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    Re: Lens order on triple convertible

    My triple converters have all had the shorter focal length in the front. When a single element is to e used, it is always laced in the back.
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    That party must have been a lot of fun!
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    Re: Loading 5x7 film in Jobo 3006

    at what dilution do you use the PYROCAT HD?
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    Re: Removing Rear Lens Elements for Potraits

    To use the 1st 2 lenses, you need a Top Hat lensboard. If you can't find one to buy,make one from an appropriately sized tin can and a standard lensboard.
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    Re: How to get into ULF?

    My first attempt to respond went somewhere before I finished.
    Getting into ULF does not have to be expensive if you are patient. My 1st was a 7x17 Korona with 2 holders and a contact printing frame....
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    Re: print washers?

    I don't think so. I made mine long before I heard of Yob.
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    Re: print washers?

    My first and still my most efficient washer, I built of plywood from plans in Petersen's Photographic magazine. It was a fill and dump syphon. Where most syphon washers only dump a small amount,...
  18. Re: Luland Produced Super Large Format Camera 3D panorama Tripod Head

    My Otto tripods and heads preceded Ries, I believe. The tripods are lighter, stronger, and easier to use. The heads are models of simplicity and strength.
  19. Re: Buying large format lenses... (Newby question)

    Angled screws are a great idea.
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    Re: Dia - surrealist dinner

    Those are excellent lenses. Enjoy them. Eventually you will decide to experiment with some of the older, often cheaper, lenses.
  21. Re: Buying large format lenses... (Newby question)

    to follow up on John's suggestion:
    drive finishing nails through a small piece of wood, at the precise measured distance between the slots, or holes in the ring.
    This is much stronger than the low...
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    Re: Dia - surrealist dinner

    Good job. Nice background and arrangement of flowers. Good lighting. Cute daughter, appropriately dressed.. Did you get any with her smiling?
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    Re: Uva alt print box

    And I probably have less of it remaining than most. BUT, i just keep on pedaling.
  24. Re: How do I achieve this look? Lens or movement?

    Wide open, yes. It appears the sharpest focus is not on the tip of the nose but the front of the dress on the right shoulder. minimal DOF produces the soft focus on face, ear,etc.
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    Re: Seeking the perfect monorail

    I have been looking for the PERFECT 8x10, as well as 4x5 ad 5x7, since about 1939. Good luck.
  26. Re: Scratch on negative, how to remove defect from print?

    If in the emulsion , retouch with india ink, spotone, pencil or whatever you prefer. It will print white, then you can spot back to correct density on print.
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    Re: Uva alt print box

    I am interested in your actual print times for Pd, VDB and/or ziatype.
    If I don't use a ND filter my times for Ziatype run 60-120 seconds, Pd just over double that. MY contact frame is 1.5" from the...
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    Re: Uva alt print box

    These units appear to operate within the very narrow range of 395-400. Since this is not within ideal range for alt prints, does anyone have printing times for salt, VDB, casein, kallitype, Pd, Pt,...
  29. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I rate HRU @100 and develop in Pyrocat HD+, 2,2,100 by inspection.
  30. Thread: Expired FP4+

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    Re: Expired FP4+

    They are the ones most likely to suffer fromage or poor storage.
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    Re: 19th Century Glass Plate Negatives

    Cameron, THanks for these. I truly appreciate their unique sharpness.
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    Re: Anyone else here on Instagram?

    I don't use Instagram or any other program to put images on the web. Many years ago I Had one stolen which later appeared in a full page add. There was nothing I could do about it. Never again.
  33. Re: How To Test The Shutter On a Lens Intended for Use on a Graflex

    If the lens is for a Graflex,it doesn't need a shutter. Use the one built into the camera.
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    The Jobo turns the drum the same distance at all speeds. I run mine as slow as it will go and have no problems.
    Remember - It isn't the total quantity of diluted developer, but the quantity of...
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    Re: Flower bloom in Death valley

    One of my favorite views each year is looking down on the Navy jets from Dante's View.
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    Re: Linhof Ball-Head Mystery...

    Probably designed for a movie camera, not LF.
  37. Thread: Develop -N2

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    Re: Develop -N2

    Wrong! Anyone who began learning negative control in the 40's or earlier learned this very early on. Super XX was a highly controlleable film and + and - development was not uncommon, but meters...
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    Re: 2 Flanges on 1 board

    I'm with Dugan.
  39. Thread: Develop -N2

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    Re: Develop -N2

    I would use D-23. The chemicals (2) are easy to obtain and develop. It is by design a soft working developer and easy to control.
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    Re: Kodak Photo Guide Question...

    I don't carry a scale or any other crutch to compute bellows factors. I simply compare FL and bellows length to the f-scale. Simple to do, and lengthy to explain, but very accurate.
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